Fishing Report July 2017

Posted on Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The fishing around SE Queensland has switched over to the winter species with some great catches of snapper and pearl perch being caught on the outer reefs between the Gold Coast to Cape Moreton and north to Noosa. Use your sounder to find the bait and fish will be hanging off the leading edges, especially when there is some current running.
In Moreton Bay, snapper and jewfish have been caught around the drop offs around the shallow reefs including the artificial west of Peel Island, Harry Atkinson area and along the Wellington Point/Mud Island drop offs. Winter whiting can be found along the shallow sand banks and the squid can be found along the weed banks, if you are after a feed of calamari. There are plenty of bream around the canals and shallow reefs especially at night and schools of chopper tailor are in the Bay.
The game fishing scene offshore has slowed down. On the full moon phase there has been good numbers of Blue Marlin in the 250-500m line and yellowfin tuna should be in the mix. On the shallow reefs Amberjack and Kingfish are also been caught and Cobia should be starting to turnup.
Noel Webb
Secretary MBGFC
0418 154 111
Moreton Bay Game Fish Club Ltd